This was SO good! But boy, are those manicotti hard to stuff! I put some of the filling in a ziploc bag and cut a corner off to make it easier, and that worked for about 5 minutes. Then, several small holes appeared in the bag and it became very messy, so I tried to fill them with a small spoon. That was tough, so it did take some time to get this done. But the end result was SO good!
(All Recipes magazine, Nov. 2015)
1 (8 ounce) package manicotti pasta
16 ounces ricotta cheese
6 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
6 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 tablespoons sour cream
1/3 cup dried bread crumbs, seasoned
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups spaghetti sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente, drain.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, bread crumbs, parsley and salt and pepper to taste; mix well.
In a 9 x 13 inch baking dish, spray dish with non-stick cooking spray and cover bottom of dish with a thin film of spaghetti sauce.
Fill each manicotti with cheese mixture and place in dish; cover with remaining sauce. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese on top of sauce.
Bake in preheated oven uncovered for 40 minutes; serve.